Archives for September 2018

Nancy Carabelle Oke

Nancy (Sparling) Oke (1930-2018) Nancy died peacefully at Victoria General Hospital after a brief illness on Sept. 14, 2018. She will be greatly missed by her children, Chris (Janey), Kevin (Cherie), Jennifer, Valerie (Andrew), her beloved grandchildren, Neil and Cara and by her many friends and relatives. Nancy grew up and went to school in Toronto and spent many happy summers at the family cottage at McGregor Bay. At the University of Toronto, she earned a BA in physiology and biochemistry Continue reading

Gail O’Riordan

December 7 1946 – September 16 2018 Victoria lost a superb musician, teacher and inspiration to many young and mature musicians with the passing of Gail O’Riordan at the Jubilee Hospital on September 16. She died of liver cancer surrounded by her family and friends but on her own terms and with the courage and humanity that she has displayed all her life. Gail was born in Victoria and completed schooling at Victoria High School in 1963 where she made many lifelong friends with her love of Continue reading

George Albert Clavering Oliver

April 29, 1961 - August 4, 2018 It is with great sadness that George’s family announce his passing. He died at his home in Nanaimo of heart failure. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Thelma (Cameron) and his beloved dog Joey. He leaves behind a brother, John (Gayle), two nieces, and many good friends and relatives. George will forever be remembered as a kind, gentle and talented man, who found humour in the smallest things, and offered up a contagious light-hearted laugh. As a Continue reading

Jaye Lynn Gallagher

Jaye Lynn Gallagher passed away in her home on August 10, 2018 at the age of 69 surrounded by family and friends. After battling and beating breast cancer in 2017, she sadly passed away from an inoperable form of pancreatic cancer. Jaye’s love for books led her to a lifelong career within the library system – ending her career at the central branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. Jaye was a truly caring soul who touched the lives of many. She was loved by everyone she met and will be Continue reading

May Mary Clarke (nee Pullen)

In Memorial

May Mary passed away peacefully Friday August 17th 2018 at The Heights at Mt. View. May Mary, in her 91st year, was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Herbert Ashworth Clarke. She was the loving and devoted mother of Brent Clarke (Sheila), Kent Clarke (Caroline), Lynda Lippa (Tom), Carla Clarke, Dawn Zigay, and the cherished "Nan" to Melissa Marriott (Brad). Dear Nanny to Heidi Lippa, Marita, Christina, and Danielle Clarke, Alicia and Joel Zigay. Proud great-grandmother to Thomas, Richard and Continue reading